I was working in a LAB environment and I didn’t had access to create a user in AD to push clients.
As you probably know, SCCM require an installation account to install the client. This account must be a member of the local administrator group on the target computers.
Since I had no time to loose, I decided to try the client installation using the local “Administrator” account of my tests machines. The password was all the same so it was worth giving a try.
After adding the local Adminstrator and Administrateur (i had english and french OS) account in the console, I’ve launched a manual client installation.
I looked at the ccm.log on my server and voila ! The client was installed using the local administrator password.
This is not supported but it works !
TL;DR: you can install the SCCM client using the local admin account
SCCM client admin account
Founder of System Center Dudes. Based in Montreal, Canada, Senior Microsoft SCCM Consultant, 5 times Enterprise Mobility MVP. Working in the industry since 1999. His specialization is designing, deploying and configuring SCCM, mass deployment of Windows operating systems, Office 365 and Intunes deployments.